What is Chiropractic?

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Our primary goal at Genesis Chiropractic is to help you feel your very best both mentally and physically.  Our site provides a wealth of information and our practice can help show you how everything is applied to work for your betterment.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to discover chiropractic and learn about its powerful impact on human health.

What is Chiropractic?

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."

The Goal of Chiropractic

A common misconception many individuals have is that chiropractic care addresses only back and neck alignments, since the spinal region is the primary problem area. While Dr. Kaput is able to quickly and effectively treat back and neck pain, it is not his only objective.  Dr. Kaput wants to help every patient not only restore their health, but to optimize their health to its fullest potential.

How Chiropractic Works

We receive the all too common question, how can chiropractic treatment that corrects my back pain also help me reach my full health potential?  The answer lies within the connection between the spine and the nervous system.

The nervous system allows all of the cells, tissues and organs to function by controlling all of their functions.  The spinal column encases the nervous system and protects it.  This close relationship between the two ultimately can cause structural problems in the spine and thus can cause irritation to the nervous system.  The interaction may be a result of an inflammatory response or mechanical pressure.  In either instance, the spinal column and nervous system are negatively impacted.  The severity of the ailment, will depend on which organs, tissues, or cells are affected, as well as which region of the spine is compromised from this effects.

The body’s ability to heal itself through spinal correction allows for the tissues, cells, and organs affected to be restored to their original state.  Thus, the intertwined relationship between the spinal column and nervous system allows for more than just a proper alignment, but relief from non-spinal health conditions.

What Chiropractors Do

The primary concern of chiropractors is locating and treating vertebral subluxations.

A vertebral subluxation is a combined complex of functional, structural, and joint changes that compromise nerve function and may influence organ and tissue function and general health.

Through specialized education and training, the chiropractor checks the patient's spine for any vertebral subluxations including possible misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities. If subluxations are detected, the chiropractor will typically apply a gentle amount of pressure in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.

Chiropractors employ several specialized techniques that allow them to identify and treat areas of concern and to really help the body reach its full potential.  As mentioned before, chiropractors do not just provide chiropractic adjustments, but they also include dietary and nutritional counseling, physical therapies, exercises/stretches, massage, and many other holistic programs.

How Chiropractic Differs

There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.

Chiropractors tend to take a holistic approach when it comes to treating patients.  Chiropractors dedicate their time to locating and correcting the root cause of the patient’s ailment.  The medical approach on the contrary focuses more on treating the symptoms of a condition rather than directing their attention to the root cause.

The philosophy of chiropractors is to correct the root cause of the condition so that the benefits are long-term and not a short-term fix.

The Benefits of Chiropractic

Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:

  • Arthritic joint pain relief
  • Decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
  • Decreased tissue inflammation
  • Enhanced tissue healing
  • Headache relief
  • Increased balance and coordination
  • Increased joint health
  • Increased mobility and range of motion
  • Increased performance and energy
  • Increased sense of well being and relaxation
  • Reduced degeneration and risk of injury
  • Spinal and extremity pain relief